Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.63 / 1.00
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

Healthy High Performance Cleaning (HHPC) takes traditional cleaning beyond appearances with procedures, chemicals, tools and equipment designed to make your building the safest healthiest and cleanest it has ever been. Since cleaning can play a major role in the health, safety and performance of a building's occupants, implementing an HHPC program is now more important than ever.

HHPC is a key part of operating a facility in an environmentally friendly way. It improves employee and occupant health, reduces, worker compensation claims, and improves organizational reputation and brand equity among students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. It also presents a new opportunity to market and differentiate.

Objectives of HHPC are achieved through the utilization of equipment, supplies, chemicals, hand soap, plastic and paper.

Complete Standard document and description of these standards can be found at: https://sustainability.iupui.edu/docs/healthy-high-performance-cleaning.pdf

A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

- Implementing Green Cleaning Principles on campus through the following:
A. Utilize Green Seal Certified or environmentally friendly chemicals
B. Utilize microfiber cleaning cloths and mops that are reused rather than disposed
C. Utilize energy efficient equipment with recyclable or repairable parts
D. Utilize HEPA filter vacuum cleaners
E. Use bin liners that are 100% recyclable and made from 80% recycled material
F. Utilizing a paper product derived from bamboo and Agricultural Byproducts

Sustainable Procurement: http://www.indiana.edu/~purchase/sustainability/sustainability.php

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
366,192 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
725,364 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

See above.

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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